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COMMITTED TO SERVICE & EDUCATION

Prolotherapy, Vein care, ENT, Donations, Treatment & Training 

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The Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation (HHPF), founded in1969, is a nonprofit service organization that provides medical care and supplies to people in underserved communities.  We sponsor service-learning trips to Honduras and Mexico where our physicians and volunteers partner with local communities to fulfill our mission to alleviate pain and suffering.

HHPF provides high-quality care for vein disease; ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgical care; and prolotherapy regenerative injections for musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. We also deliver medical and school supplies to underserved communities of Honduras.   HHPF doubles as an educational organization that provides state-of-the-art medical training to physicians around the world about vein care and prolotherapy. 

Together with our  sibling organization, the International Association for Regenerative Therapy (IART), and our affiliates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we host an annual prolotherapy medical conference that provides state-of-the-art prolotherapy injection technique teaching.

Register For the next

Prolotherapy Conference 

OCT 18 - OCT 21, 2023

in Madison, Wisconsin

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Each year HHPF partners with local organizations to treat thousands of patients at vein care clinics in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Honduras. We treat chronic venous disease using vein sclerotherapy.

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Prolotherapy is an evidence-based, nonsurgical, non-opioid treatment for chronic pain and disability. Prolotherapy utilizes injections of solutions that stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.

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HHPF ear, nose, and throat (ENT) volunteer physicians travel to Honduras each year to perform life-changing surgeries for underserved Honurans.

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Our foundation accepts donations of medical equipment, household and school supplies year-round. Every January in Madison, Wisconsin, volunteers gather to pack the donations into a shipping container to be delivered to the underserved communities of Honduras.

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TRANSFORMING LIVES

HHPF has been sponsoring annual chronic veinous disease care and prolotherapy service-learning trips to Honduras since 1969.  HHPF works with the Honduran Red Cross to set up and run medical clinics in three cities: La Ceiba, Tela and Olanchito.  Physicians and volunteers from all over the globe collaborate to treat more than 2500 patients each year during the three-week mission. HHPF began offering annual service-learning trips in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2007. 60-80 physicians and volunteers from many countries treat more than one thousand patients each year during the one-week trip. The HHPF trips bring together communities providng much needed medical services to the underserved. HHPF has trained physicians in prolotherapy from more than thirty countries. Our physicians have gone on to create prolotherapy organizations in their own countries, such as the European School of Prolotherapy (ESP) and introduce prolotherapy to other United States medical associations, such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM).

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HHPF service-learning trips provide chronic vein disease treatment and prolotherapy 

regenerative injections to relieve chronic pain in underserved countries. HHPF also hosts ENT service trips, offering surgeries to  treat various ear nose and throat conditions.

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HHPF prolotherapy and chronic vein disease treatment service-learning trips and training programs are designed to serve the community as well as equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to safely treat patients.  

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HHPF is committed to helping underserved communities through our service-learning trips. HHPF provides much needed medical care and supplies to patients, hospitals, senior homes, and shools in Honduras.

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HHPF accepts donations year-round. Every January volunteers gather in Madison, Wisconsin to  pack and organize donations of medical equipment, household and school supplies into shipping container to be delivered to Honduras for distribution to our partner communities. 

News & Updates

Our latest HHPF blog posts provides information about our organization and upcoming educational opportunities.

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